Paper World

Words and Music by Raccoon

As recorded on White Horse Ranch Sessions

 

The chord progressions to this song are:

        C, G

        C, F, G

 

C

I saw the sun rise in the middle of the night

C†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† G

Or was it in the afternoon?

G

Sun donít rise in the middle of the night

G†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† C

So it must have been a fiery moon

 

C

Iíve been livin' in a paper world

C†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† G

Been stayin' in paper places

G

Thereís nothing in this paper world

G††††††††††††††††††††††††† C

Except the empty spaces

 

C

Look at what Iím goin' through

C†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† G

Youíve seen it all so tell me what to do

G

Look at whatís been done to me

G†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† C

Maybe you can set me free

 

C

Ainít no way they can hold me down

C††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† G

Till Iím six feet under ground

G

Ainít no way they can make me stay

G††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††C

I told them that Iím goin' away and Iím goin' away

 

C

Iíve been playin' my songs but nobody hears 'em

C††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† G

The way to get my music into peopleís hearts

G†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† C

Like little wide-eyed puppy dogs and children in shopping carts

 

C

Iíve been bringin' back the memories of the people Iíve known

C††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† G

Places Iíve been and places I wanna be

G

Like livin' on a mountain top

G†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† C

On a sandy plain or in the sea

 

CFG

C FG

CG

 

C†††††††††††††† ††F †††††††††††††††††G†††††††††††††††† C

Iíve been on two wheels - Iíve been on four

F††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† G††††††††††††††††††††† C†††† G

Iíve been searchin' the sky for an open door

C††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† F

Iíve been sleepin' in the bushes

F†††††††††††† G†††††††††††††† C

Iíve been livin' in the trees

F†††††††††† G†††††††††††††††††† C

Most of all I wanna be me

 

C†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† F

Iím gonna live through the darkness

F†††††††††††† G††††††††††††††††††††† C

Iím gonna live through the death

 

I know that I can be the best

Iím gonna live through the darkness

Iím gonna live though the death

Iím gonna venture through a desert of desolation

 

Look at me when the battles won

Iím the dear pastor then the son

Look at me when the people gone

Look at me when the battles won

Iím the dear pastor then the son

Why am I the only one?

 

Canít you take the time to listen to the songs I sing?

Of sunny days and happy faces and love and other things?

Canít you take the time to listen to the songs I sing?

Of blue suede shoes and moody blues and news that they bring?

 

C

I saw the sun rise in the middle of the night

C††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† G

Or was it in the afternoon?

G

Sun donít rise in the middle of the night

G††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† C

So it must have been a fiery moon

C

I saw the sun rise in the middle of the night

C††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† G

Or was it in the afternoon?

G

Sun donít rise in the middle of the night

G†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† C

So it must have been a fiery moon

 

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